n.1.Hunting for, or taking, birds' nests or their contents.
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Peggotty meant to say, bird's-nesting - 'this morning, 'tis along of me as you're a-going to quit us?
I don't take to Philip," said he, smiling, "for it sounds like a moral boy out of the spelling-book, who was so lazy that he fell into a pond, or so fat that he couldn't see out of his eyes, or so avaricious that he locked up his cake till the mice ate it, or so determined to go a bird's-nesting that he got himself eaten by bears who lived handy in the neighbourhood.